Editorial—Buckling Up Again

Once again, post-secondary in Alberta is being told to tighten its belt.  Have you ever noticed that there never is an article about how post-secondary is being allowed to let its belt out?  At any rate, the most recent Alberta budget has been released, and, as expected, it’s post-secondary education that will be taking the… Read more »

Fly on the Wall—Joyful Sloth and Indolence

The post-punk Marxist band Gang of Four once sang, with plaintive aplomb in the face of the mixed results of industrial job creation, “please send me evenings and weekends”.  We at AU might relate to this sentiment; the gift we purchase for our futures selves by furthering our education can arrive with attendant difficulties of… Read more »

Joining Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Family

“A Chicken Soup for the Soul story is an inspirational, true story about ordinary people having extraordinary experiences.” – The first thing I did when I received my copy of Chicken Soup for the Soul‘s “Making Me Time” anthology was to turn to the Table of Contents to find my name.  Out of the… Read more »

Minds We Meet—Ginger Snap

Who are your fellow students?  It can feel like you are all alone in your studies, but across the nation, around the globe, students like you are also pursuing their AU education, and The Voice Magazine wants to bring their stories to you and vice versa.  If you would like to be featured next, do… Read more »

AUSU Update

This space is provided free to AUSU: The Voice does not create or edit this content. Contact with any questions. IMPORTANT DATES Mar 10: Deadline to register in a course starting Apr 1 Mar 11: AUSUnights Virtual Student Social Mar 15: Apr degree requirements deadline Mar 17: AUSU Public Council Meeting Mar 31: Deadline… Read more »

Student Sizzle!—AU Social Media

AthaU Facebook Group Convocation angels:  A student’s wish to perform a private convocation ceremony while her mother can still attend leads to AU stepping in to help work a convocation miracle. Discord We all have those days:  An expression of existential dread by one student leads others to share their bumps on the university road—but… Read more »

AU-Thentic Events

Bannock and a Movie March Edition: Wahkohtowin: Cree Natural Law Mar 1 to Mar 31 Online Hosted by AU Nukskahtowin Access through above link Talk to a Librarian Drop-in Session Tues, Mar 2, 9:00 to 9:30 am MST Online via Microsoft Teams Hosted by AU Library No pre-registration necessary; access through above link… Read more »

Scholarship of the Week

Scholarship name:  Troop 17 Scholarship Sponsored by:  RCMP Deadline:  March 31, 2021, 23:59 PST Potential payout:  $1000 Eligibility restriction:  Applicants must be Canadian citizens or permanent residents, have reached the age of majority in their province/territory of residence, and be enrolled full-time at an accredited Canadian college or university. What’s required:  A completed application form,… Read more »

Teaching My Daughter to Make a Scene

Recently I dealt with an incident at my six-year-old daughter’s school.  She was in the hallway with a boy from her class, away from the careful supervision of her teachers, when the boy became physically violent with her.  My daughter was too nervous to tell her teacher.  She thought her teacher was going to be… Read more »

Vintage Voice

Coming up March 1 is Barista Day.  We’re serving up a pair of articles just the way you like them, as a nod to the essential services baristas provide. They paved paradise.  Writer Bill Pollett remembers when developers transformed the gritty neighbourhood he lived in and loved.  “There was always the smell of piss and… Read more »